Its wet and windy here in Ireland at the moment so I think it just perfect for knitting and some Olympic watching. I’ve been catching up with loads of sports this week on the Olympics my favourite being the swimming and cycling so far. I’m loving that team GB are doing so well with their home crowd and to have seen 3 amazing athletics golds go to them last night was just magical. I also loved seeing Michael Phelps become one of the greatest Olympian ever…18 gold 2 silver and 2 bronze to your career is some achievement and that’s not counting World Championship medals, truly amazing and what a talent.
Sorry I was asked last week and I never said, I’m keeping good, getting lots of movement now, none that can be felt on the outside so these first movements are all for me and they are wonderful. We have started to look at names and its great fun getting the children involved.
This weeks knitting has been moving along nicely. I did get two dishcloths done this week so that’s an extra one to mark off the list so I won’t have to worry come December about meeting my goal.
This is the first. The pattern is Simple Eyelets and I knit it in this soft grey colour in Rico Creative Aran Cotton as well, to go along with last weeks green one to make a gift set.
The other cloth this week is a facecloth for my nephew and godson. He lives in Australia so I knit him this Baby Joey cloth and I used King Coles Bamboo Cotton as its much softer. This week I will knit one for his baby brother and my sister would like some dishcloths.
I worked on the Pinwheel Blanket and I’m up to about 450 stitches and have about another 100 to go until I cast off. I’m really loving this blanket, it was tricky to start off but I can see myself using this as my go to present for baby’s in the future. Now I have a question for the crocheters in the group. I want to add a crochet edge with a bit of a wave, do I do something like a double crochet and a chain stitch into the one hole to get this effect or can someone give me some guidance on it ?
I did a small amount on the Rib a Roni this week, not as much as I would have liked but I did work more on the pinwheel.
|Rib a Roni|
I also knit four more mittens in the Mitten Garland . I’m slowly running out of ideas for different kinds of mittens, I’m up to 16 now and have an idea for 4 more so that leaves me with just four to come up a new idea.
This week I’m hoping to knit four more little mittens and two cloths and if I can get the pinwheel blanket to cast off stage with the edging to do next week I’ll be happy.
This is how the list stands now with the new totals.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Rib-A-Roni – I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – Started
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Dishcloths :- 5/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 16/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children. – Started
Items for Baby :-
Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – Complete
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 0/1
Baby Vertebrae 0/1
Picky Pants 0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1- Started
Cotton Wash Mitt 0/2
Finish crocheting squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 8/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4 – Complete
Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat – Complete
Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to this week in YOP. If I didn’t get round to you this week I do apologise I was getting caught up with watching Olympics.